Cacaphony (Chapter 4/?)

Kirishima sat on the bed in Club Sion's guest room, his back against the headboard, fighting back tears.

"I'm too tired to think right now, and there's someone who might want to kill me in my flat.  Worse yet, someone has been following my every move when I haven't been with Asami-sama.  Damn it, I just can't sleep!"

His tirade was stopped by a tentative knock on the door, then his friend, Suoh, called out to him.

"Kei-san, you have a visitor.  He wanted to see you before his interview with Asami-sama.  May we come in?"

Heaving a huge sigh, Kirishima called out, "Come in."

A large blond entered first, followed closely by a much taller dark-haired man.  Kirishima's eyes lit up.ecstatic that it was his neighbor, Sugihara Yuudai.

"Suoh-san!  Sugihara-san!"  He looked around frantically, trying to find a seat big enough for his neighbor.

"Kirishima-san, I'll sit on the floor.  I've done so plenty of times.  Hell, I have to do so whenever I visit family, and they should know that I require specially built furniture."

"Asami-sama wants to interview Sugihara-san asap.  It seems that a couple of the bartenders had to be let go, so there's an immediate opening if he passes muster."  Suoh left the reasons unsaid in front of the prospective employee as well as the ramifications of crossing their boss/friend.

"If they're the ones I'm thinking of, they deserved it," Kirishima replied, grateful for the distraction from his current situation.

Sugihara carefully sat down on the floor by the bespectacled secretary, oblivious to the undertones of the others' conversation.  The three men talked about general things until a quiet knock on the door interrupted.

"Kei-san, are you still awake?" an authoritative voice asked.

"Yes, Asami-sama," Kirishima replied as Suoh turned to open the door for the club's owner.

Asami entered just as Sugihara rose from the floor.  The shorter man slowly looked up at the giant, his face remaining stoic while his thoughts were racing.  When Suoh said he was tall, I didn't believe him.  My god!

Noisy New Year's "Day"

One thing I like about where I live is that it's usually secure.  The thing I hate about it is several of the neighbors, especially because of all of the places that sell alcohol within a six block radius.

I don't have anything against people earning a paycheck through the selling of potent potables, but I do have something against people who are drinking themselves into alcohol poisoning, especially if they are going to drag me into their drunken "celebrations" (I don't drink alcohol, and I can't stand being around those who are barely able to stand on their own.)

I have a policy of not touching or being touched by someone who's too inebriated to recall what's going on around him/her.   If I can tell what brewery/distillery the drink's are from without looking at the labels, the more I want to be away from them.  It's worse when the people are neighbors.

Gotta get some sleep.  Hope the parties will quiet down.

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